Posts Tagged ‘reader likes’

So, shocking as it is, I read. I read Big 5, I read the ingredients on my food, I even read independently published and some small press stuff. As you probably know, I’m not a big fan of ereading. I have a tablet that’s got a great screen, but never felt the need for a […]

Twitter Apps

Posted: 19th March 2012 by onyxhawke in Social Media
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For those of you stalking me on Twitter, you may have noticed I sometimes alternate between posting from the UberSocial for BlackBerry, the web and now Echofon. Some of this is so i can continue conversations while I’m on the phone, some is because I’m wandering around at home…or just can’t find my phone. One […]

500 And Beyond

Posted: 16th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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According to one of the handy dandy stats built into the blog this is the 500ish th post. I’m still tweaking things here to get them to my liking. Some of you will note I’ve ditched Intense Debate for Disqus for managing comments. Most of the other changes are ones that face me and make […]

Pre-primer primer & housekeeping post

Posted: 3rd September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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So, among the half hundred reasons for leaving Livejournal was that I wanted to put together a list of posts for new readers to start with. They can be things on the business. Posts about editing and critiquing are certainly on the menu. Pretty much anything current readers have found enjoyable, useful, enlightening or whatever. […]

Well, I ended the con the right way. Exhausted, satisfied and wishing I’d done more. I barely got a chance to some friends and pros like Allen Wold, James Maxey, Tom Kratman and Jagi Lamplighter and KT Pinto. I was lucky enough to be on a panel with Gray Rinehart who is both fun and knowledgeable. […]

Guest blogs incoming & Boskone

Posted: 7th February 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I got the first of the guest blogs I asked for this week from people in publishing. I’m still waiting on a couple more, but I’m surprised that I have gotten so little from non writers. I even specifically pointed out a person at Arisia that I’d like to hear from. Also, I’ll be dropping into […]

Some non fic recommendations

Posted: 10th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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As a follow on to yesterday’s post I’ve got a couple books to recommend. I may have mentioned some of these before, some are pretty basic, some are a bit further afield. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Mythology. ISBN0754800695Great guide to the deities, legends, and more of the eastern world. The cover price was $40 when […]

More ‘What Do You Want?’

Posted: 15th September 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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chipaatsua asked several questions that I’ll attempt to answer. First was: 1. what goes into making the decision on whether to offer representation, First I have to like, really, like a book. Then i have to know where it’s going to go first and what I’m going to emphasize in the cover letter to those […]

Typical day?

Posted: 12th September 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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In answer to laurahcory1 ‘s question a couple posts back about what a typical day is like, I really don’t have those. I try and dedicate two or three days at a time to reading slush, and use other days to catch up with clients and editors. Some days I simply hit industry news sources. Yesterday was […]

Why are you here?

Posted: 19th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’m continually bemused by the amount of people who friend me and actually stick around. I see comments from people who I don’t know, and who haven’t commented before or in a long time and it kicks the curiosity up another notch. So why are you here? Almost everyone has been here a month or […]


Posted: 29th May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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While I know a surprising number of you, actually given the extent of my introversion its a shocking number, I don’t know most of you. I also have no idea how you got here or why you stay. If you have the time, please introduce yourself. Real names not required…

Favorite Books

Posted: 21st October 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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What are some your favorite books? Children’s books? (first readers to teen), “classic literature”, fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction? I don’t think, for various reasons I’ll comment to much on the last couple of categories, but I’ll say that the books I’ve recommended to others don’t always fall into the field of favorite, although I […]

Since almost everyone reading me reads at least a fair amount of things in the science fiction – fantasy spectrum I’ve got some questions. What creatures in fantasy (including urban fantasy) are you just plain sick of? Are flashbacks annoying, sometimes needed, or just the most wonderifous things eva! ? (Ok, so i need to […]

Who do you read?

Posted: 31st August 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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So, who makes your “must buy” list? Who makes your “will probably buy list”?  Why? What book(s) put them there? What genre or genres do they write? Is this something your normally read? Talk!